Bev F. Park
Ms. Park has executive and board experience in a range of industries, including forest products, shipping, mining, transportation, real estate, and electricity transmission. Ms. Park spent seventeen years of her career with TimberWest Forest Corp. where she was most recently Chief Operations Officer until her retirement in 2013. Over that time, she also held the roles of Interim Chief Executive Officer, President of the real estate division (Couverdon Real Estate) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Having provided strong leadership in publicly-traded, private and Crown corporations, Ms. Park has a breadth of experience in an array of operating environments and domestic and offshore markets with specific experience leading shareholder value creation, long term strategic repositioning, operational excellence, risk management, regulatory issues, restructuring and acquisitions and divestitures.
Ms. Park is currently a director of Teekay LNG Partners, a NYSE listed public company, where she chairs the Audit Committee. Teekay LNG Partners is one the world’s largest independent owners of LNG and LPG carriers. She is also a director of SSR Mining Inc. (TSX/NASDAQ listed), a public mining company, focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious metals projects in North and South America. Ms. Park was a member of the Board of Governors at the University of British Columbia until June 30, 2018. In addition, she is a director of InTransit BC, a privately held light rapid transit company where she chairs the Audit Committee. Ms. Park was previously a director of the BC Transmission Corporation, where she chaired the Audit Committee.
Ms. Park holds a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from McGill University (Montreal, QB), a Master of Business Administration from the Simon Fraser University Executive program and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) of British Columbia.
Ms. Park brings to the Company and to the Board over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting as well as senior leadership experience in organizational change.
At TransAlta, Bev is Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee.